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fcb said

Forbidden City Pu-erh Melon Pictures

I was reading about a 100 year old 3.3 Kg pu-erh melon on display in the Forbidden City in China.

Has anyone seen it, or have pictures of it?

Thanks for any information you may have.

fcb

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Sil select said

Uh no idea, but if I manage to get over there before I leave,ill take a picture.

fcb said

That would be very cool.

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Sil select said

nice! i can’t even imagine what i’d do with all that tea. haha

mrmopar said

Drink it!!

fcb said

Thank you Gingko!

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fcb said

I was reading about a 2006 pu-erh, and it peaked my interested. I figured if I could get an answer it would be here at steepster.

“This blend was developed during the early Qing Dynasty as a tribute tea by a Yunnan governor wishing to regain lost favor with the Emperor. Even now there is a hundred year old golden melon in the Forbidden City on display. It is considered a work of art. It is made by only using first grade mao cha and it weighs 3300 grams.” – Seven Cups

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